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Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By djb

Ps, the cases are great to prop it up to watch a...

Ps, the cases are great to prop it up to watch a movie or whatever, and the more fancy cases have keyboards, a real bonus if you want to write a lot.

neoprene cases also will add some cushion,...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By djb

Like others, I've traveled for months and months...

Like others, I've traveled for months and months with my android tablet in a fairly regular case with flip open cover, carrying it in my handlebar bag, with no issues at all.
If you put it in a...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By djb

Double posted by mistake

Double posted by mistake
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By djb

If you are serious about looking for trip...

If you are serious about looking for trip ideas/planning for in the United States (you don't say where you live) I would recommend the Pacific coast.
Oregon and California , let's say down to San...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 267
Posted By djb

to the rest of you--what he meant by that is that...

to the rest of you--what he meant by that is that yesterday and today, we had snow. It snowed most of yesterday and a bit more today, although today the roads were clear, so I rode to work--but no...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 267
Posted By djb

gauvins, it sounds like you have a pretty good...

gauvins, it sounds like you have a pretty good system, and I'm sure you can do some test rides in the rain in the next few weeks that will have low temperatures so that you can really see how the...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 267
Posted By djb

good morning Gauvins, this is a good topic to...

good morning Gauvins,
this is a good topic to bring up, as finding a workable solution is pretty important for when it is cool or cold outside, and you have the bad luck to have all day rain....
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,491
Posted By djb

funny and unique quote, not many of us can claim...

funny and unique quote, not many of us can claim to have wild boar in our backyards, and even less with hyperactive caffeinated ones.
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

thats the thing, while I stand by my earlier...

thats the thing, while I stand by my earlier comments for the situation in that photo, I realize that there are situations that one has to behave differently.
I have been in some situations where I...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By djb

I've only hiked a bit out west, in grizzly...

I've only hiked a bit out west, in grizzly country, but I do recall being nervous when line of sight was really bad (windy trail, high bushes, specifically berry bushes) and making sure my bear bell...
04-21-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,000
Posted By djb

hey Chuck, I don't want to be a Scrooge (come on,...

hey Chuck, I don't want to be a Scrooge (come on, I can't believe I'm the first ! ) but as asked, are you doing this work just to regrease the hubs or is the cone knackered and you need to replace...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

coming from a motorcycle background also, I've...

coming from a motorcycle background also, I've always figured that its better to go with the "assume that they dont see you" attitude.
I've experienced all kinds of situations where oncoming cars...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

yes, I remember those in England and maybe in...

yes, I remember those in England and maybe in France. They are very effective at night, and I suspect its just not at all practical to have them in climates with snow, as plows would just rip them...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

Pd, seems we have pretty different views on this,...

Pd, seems we have pretty different views on this, so I'll just say safe riding on your bicycle tours.
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

Stae, middle rumble strips...I don't recall ever...

Stae, middle rumble strips...I don't recall ever seeing them around here tbh. Would probably be both tricky to put in, requiring more precise measurements and costly fubars if done wrong, plus...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

strange, they obviously have a ten foot wide...

strange, they obviously have a ten foot wide "indent" machine to squish the indents into the newly laid soft asphalt, I've never seen wide indents like that.

annoying as they can be to us...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

hey there pd, this was an excellent topic to...

hey there pd, this was an excellent topic to bring up, so that less experienced tourers can think this through, reading some time trued methods of dealing with this sort of road situation that does...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By djb

You know I was intrigued and realized we have the...

You know I was intrigued and realized we have the prime video thing, but was disappointed that the film isn’t on the Canadian version......oh well....
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

thats a good photo mev, sound effects are either...

thats a good photo mev, sound effects are either BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRPPPPPPPP!!!, or THUMP THUMP, THUMP THUMP!!!

and as you say, its not really clear at all to drivers why an apparently...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

I've ridden on tons of roads like this, if like...

I've ridden on tons of roads like this, if like in the photo there was oncoming truck or trucks, and behind me , especially another truck, I'm enough of a motor vehicle driver to know that it will be...
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,484
Posted By djb

Well, there you go, a good beginning.

Well, there you go, a good beginning.
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

Debade, in the situation in this photo by Doug, I...

Debade, in the situation in this photo by Doug, I would never ride in the middle of the lane, the speeds are too high and you would be creating a very dangerous and annoying situation for vehicles,...
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,417
Posted By djb

thanks, similar to a set of my rims that I have...

thanks, similar to a set of my rims that I have the 2inch Supremes on and have been faultless with these tires on, even heavily loaded.
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By djb

Without knowing how you are as a rider, I would...

Without knowing how you are as a rider, I would lean strongly towards the mtb, and even if you are a competent rider with good bike handling skills, my experience clearly sides with the wider tires...
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,417
Posted By djb

hey mst, would you recall the inner width of your...

hey mst, would you recall the inner width of your rim, I'm just curious. What rim is it.
thanks
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

I guess it's a mixed answer, here there often...

I guess it's a mixed answer, here there often aren't the smaller roads like D roads in France vs the more busy N roads. I've only biked a bit in Spain, in the Basque area for a few days, and my...
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

I think it's fair to say 10 wheels and str that...

I think it's fair to say 10 wheels and str that none of us would prefer roads like that, but on a long trip sometimes we end up hitting a section like this and you just have to get through it---....
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By djb

Thanks, interesting article and very neat to read...

Thanks, interesting article and very neat to read of the different people who did it.
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

By gum Alice, lookee thar, looks like one of em...

By gum Alice, lookee thar, looks like one of em escaped from the penitentiary back on 138 and stoled some sorta scooter.
Give him space Frank, give him space!!
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

this section was an unpleasant hour or whatever...

this section was an unpleasant hour or whatever it was, although to be fair, drivers were pretty darn respectful and careful, so no hair raising moments....
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

I would have to say T that to me, that shoulder...

I would have to say T that to me, that shoulder is not bad. I guess I have ridden on much worse and my standards have gone down.
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

I really like that you mention this Doug, as I...

I really like that you mention this Doug, as I regularly do the same thing.
It's a total win-win for everyone involved.

To me its simply being considerate, and although I'm not a truck driver, I...
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,510
Posted By djb

I've had this happen a handful of times over the...

I've had this happen a handful of times over the decades, but while it was unnerving the first time, the other times I had time to realize that I had both time and space to move over a bit, and as I...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 244,746
Posted By djb

OMG Doug, it looks like his roof sprung a leek. ...

OMG Doug, it looks like his roof sprung a leek.

(hope I got this in fast before someone else did!)

edit--phew, I did.
What do I win? How about a nice bowl of soup?
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By djb

I strongly suspect you are right on the...

I strongly suspect you are right on the overrepresentation thing, and I agree with you on all kinds of seat options out there. I'm sure at some point I will find a non leather seat that works great...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By djb

well, given your riding experience and what seems...

well, given your riding experience and what seems as someone who is aware of how riding can feel on a seat that works for you (300k, wow) then it really does seem that this thing has much much...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By djb

Just so it's clear, Brooks specifically says NOT...

Just so it's clear, Brooks specifically says NOT to use oils, look up their care and maintenance page. You will prematurely soften and stretch the leather, resulting in sagging.

Bike seats are...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By djb

oh, by the way, I found that riding a new one in...

oh, by the way, I found that riding a new one in hot weather has helped things along faster. One of mine Brooks was used mostly in winter at first, and it never seemed to change, but finally after...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By djb

I sure wouldnt do the total immersion thing, but...

I sure wouldnt do the total immersion thing, but re the "selective" moistening thing, I too have read about that, putting some damp pieces of cloth ONLY on the sit bone area (why moisten the whole...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,484
Posted By djb

sounds all very reasonable. (my rain pants are...

sounds all very reasonable.
(my rain pants are quite light, its my rain jacket that is heavyish, but its what I got...)
re a boot for the rare occurance of slicing a tire, take some pieces of tyvek...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,552
Posted By djb

absolutely on bar height, also having two racks...

absolutely on bar height, also having two racks and fenders on are a factor (weight), but he doesnt have Marathons, he bought Almotions, and while the Herse tires would be a different experience, one...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,484
Posted By djb

Thump, in the end I agree with you. Like me...

Thump, in the end I agree with you.
Like me (always) bringing up using a mirror, its something that we can control, and we all know there are those moments where a few seconds of heads up of what's...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,484
Posted By djb

Thump, cool to think that when you were boogying...

Thump, cool to think that when you were boogying around France in '74 (very cool ) I was goofing around on my Mustang chopper with my friends!
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,484
Posted By djb

Oh, hey thump, hope you know I was just...

Oh, hey thump, hope you know I was just referring to if he doesn't take rain pants or whatever......(he'll figure out what clothes are needed or not)

And yup, those extremely rare, very sad...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,484
Posted By djb

Yup, we all die, so get out there and do stuff...

Yup, we all die, so get out there and do stuff you love, try new stuff.

And ya, life can be dangerous, we just need to manage and evaluate risks, act accordingly and use common sense.
control...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,484
Posted By djb

Re a spare tire--i've toured since 89 and only...

Re a spare tire--i've toured since 89 and only have taken a spare tire when touring in Latin america, rest of the time you simply make sure that your tires are in good shape and you use your eyes and...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,552
Posted By djb

What width did you go with?

What width did you go with?
Forum: Touring
04-12-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By djb

these were my impressions of using Supremes over...

these were my impressions of using Supremes over a number of trips, your mileage may vary.

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1132949-schwalbe-supremes-26x2in-wear-photos-impressions.html
...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 244,746
Posted By djb

Robow, that's a great shot, one we just never...

Robow, that's a great shot, one we just never tend to see.
I prefer using my older p+s camera, non waterproof, so would never take it out in rain like that.
Year's ago I got my wife a shockproof,...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By djb

yes they are heavier, but they aren't horrible. ...

yes they are heavier, but they aren't horrible.
As for wear, I have a set of regular .1.5in marathons with close to 10,000 kms on them and they still look reasonable.
but I'm easy on tires,...
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